Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, the world's royals have been stepping out wearing face masks, shields and facial coverings as they return to or continue in their duties. Prince William and Duchess Kate wore color-coordinated masks that matched their outfits during a visit to Beigel Bake Brick Lane Bakery in London on Sept. 15, 2020. Keep reading to see more global royals wearing facial coverings…
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Princess Charlene of Monaco unexpectedly wore a Joker-inspired "Why so serious?" face mask while attending the first stage of the Tour de France 2020 in Nice, France, on Aug. 29, 2020.
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Britain's Duchess Kate wore a face mask in public for the first time on Aug. 4, 2020, choosing a $19 floral covering by London-based brand Amaia when she helped unpack supplies during a visit to Baby Basic UK and Baby Basics Sheffield — a volunteer project supporting families in need struggling to provide for their newborns — in Sheffield, England.
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Spain's royal family — King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia and daughters Leonor, Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia — wore masks when they visited the Museum of Junipero Serra Frey in Petra at Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, on Aug. 10, 2020.
Spain's future queen, Leonor, Princess of Asturias wore a mask as she visited the birthplace of 18th century Spanish priest and friar of Franciscan order Junipero Serra in Petra at Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, on Aug. 10, 2020.
Belgium's King Philippe and Queen Mathilde masked up as they accompanied daughter Princess Eleonore as she began a new school year at Heilig Hartcollege in Wezembeek-Oppem, Belgium, on Sept. 1, 2020.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall wore a face mask to visit the National Gallery in London on July 28, 2020. Though Prince William was the first member of Britain's royal family to be seen in public with a face covering amid the coronavirus pandemic, Camilla was the first to be seen in a cloth mask following the U.K. government's July 24 decision to require face coverings in all enclosed public spaces.
The Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander wore a face shield on a visit to the company Nedschroef in Helmond, The Netherlands, on June 25, 2020, where he learned more about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the manufacturing and automotive industries.
Princess Iman and Queen Rania of Jordan wore face masks in a scarf embroidery class during a visit to Umm Qais, Irbid, Jordan, on July 7, 2020.
Prince Albert II of Monaco and wife Princess Charlene wore dark fabric masks as they arrived at the Monaco Cathedral for Elizabeth-Ann De Massy's funeral on June 17, 2020.
Belgium's King Philippe and Queen Mathilde wore masks as they stepped out to celebrate Belgian National Day at the Royal Palace of Brussels on July 21, 2020. Mathilde has sparked attention in recent months for often matching her facial coverings to her outfits.
The Spanish royal family — Crown Princess Leonor, King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and Princess Sofia — arrived for the state tribute to COVID-19 victims and people working on the front lines to fight the pandemic at Palacio Real in Madrid, Spain, on July 16, 2020.
Prince William wore a blue mask as he visited Shire Hall Care Home in Cardiff, Wales, on Aug. 5, 2020.
Spain's Queen Letizia and her daughters — Leonor, Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia — masked up on a visit to the National Museum of Roman Art during a trip to Merida, Spain, on July 22, 2020.
The Netherlands' Queen Maxima wore a mask during a visit to the technology company Demcon, which produces ventilators for COVID-19 patients, in Enschede, The Netherlands, on April 16, 2020.
Prince's Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene wore face masks as they attended the inauguration of the new Casino Square in Monaco on June 2, 2020.
They wear masks for formal events too! King Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Letizia masked up to attend a gala dinner for the 100th edition of the ABC International Journalism Awards — the "Mariano de Cavia," "Luca de Tena" and "Mingote" Awards — in Madrid on July 13, 2020.
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium showed off colorful new masks during a visit to the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium — a partner in the fight against the coronavirus — on June 23, 2020.
Queen Letizia and King Felipe VI visited a fishing port in Cantabria, Spain, on July 29, 2020. The outing was part of a royal tour that took the monarch and his wife through several Spanish autonomous communities with the objective of supporting economic, social and cultural activity after the worst of the coronavirus outbreak in their country.
Queen Mathilde of Belgium wore a bright pink mask during a visit to the YouthStart summer camp in Uccle, Belgium, on July 16, 2020.
King Felipe VI wore a mask and bumped elbows in greeting instead of shaking hands during a visit to the National Livestock Market in Torrelavega, Spain, on July 29, 2020.
Spain's King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia, Crown Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia attended a contemporary flamenco performance at the Teatros del Canal in Madrid on June 19, 2020. The Spanish royal family has regularly been wearing facial coverings in public since April.